Fearless Russian Bikers To Start Victory Journey

Despite chilly wind and sporadic snow, unusual for this period of year in Moscow, there were thousands of motorcyclists today at the motorcycle season opening ceremony. The party took place at the Bike Centre Sexton in the West of Moscow. This place is a Mecca for all Russian bikers, as it is the den of … Continue reading


Vietnam, a hint of déjà vu…

The entertaining Vietnamese puppet show on water. Vietnam, its jungles, its beaches, its food so exotic, its colonial past. All this sounded familiar to me. When I was six, my best schoolmate was born in Saigon. His parents had a Vietnamese restaurant in the north of Paris. I used to eat there almost every day … Continue reading


Let me introduce you to a tall, nice and brilliant guy named Charbel. He is a professor of Engineering in several prestigious universities in France and Lebanon. I met him for the first time before a glass of sweet Coteaux du Layon in a bar in Nantes, France, where people tend to be more relaxed … Continue reading

Lolitas and zombies in Moscow

Have you ever heard about the anime, manga, or lolitas world? If you are familiar with the Japanese pop culture, I bet you have! I was totally unaware of the Japanese pop culture until last Sunday, when I went the festival Hinode 2014 in Moscow. I had a wonderful time! Let me introduce you to 7 … Continue reading

The Dutch: high below sea level

My company sent me to the Netherlands. I was seeing myself enjoying the kind of life I had in Amsterdam when I was 20; Beer, herrings, museums and…no limits fun! But instead, I ended up in the South-East of the Netherlands, in a quiet place called Zeddam. Zeddam is close to the German frontier, in … Continue reading

Откуда слон на Георгиевском соборе в Юрьев-Польском?

На фасаде Георгиевского собора в Юрьев-Польском есть слон! Если Вам удалось заметить слона на Георгиевском соборе в Юрьев-Польском, то Вы очень внимательный! Я даже решил Вам показать слона крупным планом, чтобы вам оставить удовольствие его искать! А ведь мамонты давно исчезли из России, а в 1234 году при строительстве собора цирка еще не было! Давайте … Continue reading


The picturesque Charles Bridge (Karluv most) For a few miles, I got a free fare to Prague for a week-end in December. Just like Budapest, the last time I went to Prague was in 1992. Since that time, Czech Republic integrated the EU, the city benefited from massive foreign investments. The infrastructure greatly improved as … Continue reading


Sri Lanka, the country of reclining Buddhas

I had a prejudice I believe many had before coming to Sri Lanka. I thought it was a sort of Indian Corsica. Sri Lanka is very different actually from its Indian big brother. The majority of inhabitants are Singhalese and they are Buddhists. However, a second ethnic group, the Hindu Tamils lives in the north … Continue reading

The new face of Burma

What would most people think when hearing about Burma? Not something very glorious. Today, Burma has a reputation of being an impoverished country led by a junta dictatorship. In many travel guides, the question of whether it is good or not to go to Burma is still asked. If you go there, that means you … Continue reading


Khmer empire, Khmer Rouge or ethnic Khmer? Cambodia biggest city and country’s capital is Phnom Penh. However, the biggest flow of foreign visitors (about 5 million in 2009) arrives via another point of entry: Siem Reap. It is the airport of a charming former French colonial city, and the nearest to Cambodia’s landmark, the ruins … Continue reading

  • © Sebastian Zelechowski, Moscow 2011